Deserving athletes for this week's MileStat.com AOW are Western Branch freshmen Aurora Scott and Brentsville junior Nick Gehlsen. Scott scorched the Bells Mills 5K Course at the Chesapeake Invitational in 18:53, while Gehlsen unexpectedly shocked everyone with a sub 16 performance at McAlpine Park in Charlotte.
Here is a link for the race assignments for the Manhattan Invite.
Seniors Hunter Carswell and Abby Speights of Ruston have some impressive credentials from last year
This is it. Cedar Cliff\'s boys are hoping for the hightest finish for a PA team in the history of the Great American XC Festival. To be precise, a win. They\'re the 2nd highest ranked team in the Race of Champions, #10 in the US and #2 in the Northeast. Nipping at their heels will be NE#4 Toms River North, who used to be NE#2, and a bunch of other teams. They\'ll be chasing US#6 Mountain View UT, #1SW.
Four-time defending CAA Champion William and Mary men
Team Seedings for the 2004 William and Mary High School Cross Country Invitational are now online. They can be viewed clicking here (best viewed with Microsoft Internet Explorer). Other information regarding the meet can be accessed at the 2004 W&M High School XC Invitational Information Center. The meet, held on the grounds of Eastern State Hospital, begins at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, October 2.
Here is an update on course conditions and race times for tomorrows event
Steel City is shaping up to be another competitive invitational with some of the top teams in the state on the boys and girls side. Although US# 10 Cedar Cliff will be trying there luck down at Great American this year, US #22 Council Rock will be looking for the win. And the Parkland girls will be challenging Chambersburg for a win in the District 11 team's first visit to Coatesville.
Fresh off from their second week of no competition, the Virginia Tech men's and women's cross country teams are slated to run in the Bobcat Invite Part VII with host Lees-McRae College, Appalachian State and Warren Wilson College on Saturday, October 2 in Banner Elk, N.C.
A photo gallery by Bob Rodgers from the 9/25 Paul Short Invitational.
Split Council Rock boys teams stand as tall as ever. Story in the 9/29 Philadelphia Inquirer by Ira Josephs.
This week's rankings has a few new #1's. The Brenstville boys have reclaimed their #1 spot in AA. Brentsville's Nick Gehlsen has moved ahead of Christiansburg's John Horst for the top spot among AA boys. Lake Braddock moves ahead of Western Albemarle as the top ranked girls team in the state. And for the first time ever, the private school rankings are 5 teams and 15 individuals deep.
Defending AA State Champs Dallas used a one-two-three punch to easily win the Lackawanna County Commissioners\' meet with 53 points. The team was paced by Lisa Giaconetti in 19:51. In the boys race, Honesdale tallied 57 points for the win behind the 16:40 2nd place of Sean Craig. Lakeland\'s Mark Bucklaw went 16:25 for the individual win.
BATON ROUGE -- Two days after winning the LSU Invitational Tiger senior Jimmy Wiggins was named the SEC\'s Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week it was announced Monday by the conference office.
Royal Mitchell, an alumnus of the SCSDB won the 100 in Paralympic record time - 10.98 seconds and won the gold in the 400 three days earlier.
Three Christopher Newport cross country athletes were named USA South Athletes of the Week, the conference announced Monday evening. Junior Emily Low was named USA South\'s Cross Country Runner of the Week, while freshmen Jay Wyss and Bridgett Dryer were named Rookies of the Week based off of their performances at the Paul Short Invitational.
Excellent shots from the Saturday races. Also find a link to the photographer\'s gallery with 100s more photos; prints available for purchase.
Defending CAA Champion William and Mary women
William and Mary women
William and Mary men
9/25-Hordusky, Gibson win individual titles as Youngsville guys, Villa Maria girls win @ Sharpsville
The Villa Maria girls placed two in the top ten to get a 33 point win over McDowell. Neshannock's Kacey Gibson, a freshman, won the race by a ton. Fort Leboeuf's Bruce Hordusky ran a 15:56 to win the individual title, as the Youngsville boys tallied 94 points for a 16 point win.
9/25-Liberty wins both team races as juniors Sives and Scheller win individual titles @ Northeast In
Liberty traveled to Bloomsburg University and ran off with two team titles. With a 5-6-9 finish in the boys race, led by Cris Pates in 17:06, the Lehigh Valley team beat Lewisburg 58-83. Wallenpaupack junior Kevin Sives won in 16:36. In the girls race, Shikellamy junior Lindsey Scheller ran 19:23 for the win. But Libery placed two in the top ten behind Erin Matyus' 5th place 20:14.
Christiansens lead Greenville boys, and Morris and Baldarelli help Hickory win girls race at Lakeview Invitational.
Roanoke College sophomore Eric Johnson (Topsham, ME/Mt. Ararat) has been named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference cross country Runner of the Week after leading the Maroons to the championship of the 2004 Maroon Invitational on Saturday. This is the first time Johnson has received the award.
Two Richmond student-athletes were recognized by the Atlantic 10 Conference today as a result of their performances in last week\'s competition in Cross Country. Sophomore Amanda Russell was selected as the Women\'s Cross Country Performer of the Week for the second consecutive week and freshman Kate Merrill earned Women\'s Cross Country Co-Rookie of the Week honors.
She\'s had her glory days. A four-time state cross country champion while at Glenvar High School. A fourth-place finish in the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship as a high school student. An All-American at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Trish Nervo has learned not to take running for granted. Her training slipped after she graduated from college, and now, at 26, she
The Wendy\'s Invitational took place this Saturday at McAlpine Park in Charlotte, home of Footlocker South Region. 53 photographs are now online for viewing from the meet. More photographs will be added during the week.
Various shots by Mr. Dick of Virginian collegiates racing at the competitive Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
The NSU men
The Wendy\'s Invitational held at McAlpine Greenway Park marked the return of 2003 AA 3200 outdoor state runner-up Pat Eggleston to the Brentsville boys\' lineup. His first race back seemingly gave his entire squad an energy boost, especially junior Nick Gehlsen. Gehlsen stole the thunder from AA #2 ranked teammate Eggleston as he posted AA\'s first sub 16 clocking of the season with his fifth place clocking of 15:56 and helped Brentsville return from Charlotte with the first place team trophy against some of North Carolina\'s best teams.
The Roanoke College men
Competing against some of the nation\'s top women\'s cross country teams, James Madison placed 12th and junior Shannon Saunders (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) finished 16th individually at the Roy Griak Invitational Meet hosted by Minnesota Saturday. Meanwhile, the men finished 16th in a top-caliber field.
The University of Mary Washington men\'s cross country team performed very well at the Division I dominated George Washington University Invitational as they took home first place honors in the seven team field. Meanwhile, the Mary Washington women finished third in a ten team field.
Formerly the Wolverine Chase Invitational held at Belvedere Plantation in Fredricksburg, this year\'s event became the Black Hawk/Wolverine Invitational, hosted at Brooke Point High School. The co-hosts turned out to have the victorious squads as the North Stafford boys and Brooke Points girls were the team winners on this day.
Due to logistics, we were unable to collect admission at this year\'s flrunners.com Invitational. Last year we used this money for our scholarship fund. Unfortunately, since no money was collected this year, the scholarship amount will be significantly less this year. Unless...
Round one of the hundreds of photos that will be posted of the meet in the next few days. Mike Leary got some great ones of this battle!
The full results have now been posted. We will get race summaries, photos, and more up soon. But perhaps not until we get through with Hurricane Jeanne! We'll hope power and cable internet stay on so that we can bring you more coverage--but that's unlikely!
Council Rock North\'s boys, the #5 ranked team in the Northeast, and #22 in the US, held off a challenge from sister school Council Rock South at their home invite, 63-79. North\'s John Mahoney and teammate Brandon Pomerantz went 1-2 in 16:00 and 16:07. North was missing two of their varsity seven because of the holidays. Sara Clemmer, Christopher Dock, won the girls race in 19:38, while Pennridge was four points better than Council Rock North in the team race, 91-95.
They\'re back. Allentown Central Catholic stayed home in the Lehigh Valley and had two previously ranked Northeast teams come to them. They beat both. In the boys race, NE#9 Monsignor Farrell won the boys race by 37 over West Chester East, 2nd with 109. Central Bucks South\'s Kyle Murray (photo by Bob Rodgers) went 15:41 to win. And 14-year-old Neely Spence made her high school debut - in the college open 6k race because she is homeschooled - and finished 4th on the 6k course.
NE#3 St. Basil girls did not have a great day, as the Parkland girls won the hot race, and the Cedar Cliff boys captured the Challenge boys race. Big Spring sophomore Lara Crofford won the championship race in 18:34. Craig and Brad Miller went 1-2 with Cedar Cliff\'s Pat Caufield 3rd. The Millers ran 15:46 and 15:47, with Brad looking back to ensure that he didn\'t get passed by Caufield, who went 15:50.
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70 Photos from the 2004 LSU Tiger XC Invitational.
Longwood University\' women\'s cross country team totaled 17 points to finish first among two NCAA Division I teams at the Greensboro Invitational cross country meet Saturday in North Carolina. In Greensboro, Longwood was led by freshman Kristin Novara/Winchester (Millbrook) who finished fourth overall among 101 runners with her new school-record time of 19:46 in the 5K (3.1 mile) race won in 18:38.
The Highlanders competed at the 16th annual Asics-Winthrop Cross Country Invitational Saturday morning. Radford men placed ninth and the women placed eighth. High Point's men and Charlotte's women took the university division team titles.
Led by sophomore Anthony Harris, the VMI men\'s cross-country team took home a seventh place finish among Division I teams in the Adidas/Winthrop Invitational Saturday morning.
Photos from the high school races at the Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, which included strong individual runs by Virginians Devin Cornwall, Brandon Dick, and Michael Disilvestro.
Virginia runners took home gold medals in 3 of the 4 varsity races. On the boy side, this was the 4th win in 5 years for Virginia runners in the Large School Division. John Horst, the #1 ranked AA runner in Virginia, continued his reputation as a strong, determined, and focused cross-country winner.
Liberty freshmen Josh McDougal simply does not understand the concept of losing. Not that it is a bad quality as McDougal went on to win his third consecutive major invitational collegiate victory in as many races in his young career at the prestigious and competitive Paul Short Invitational. Considered annually as one of the premier collegiate cross country meets on the East Coast with many of the nation\'s best teams and individuals competing in the event, Liberty\'s McDougal made easy work of the competition as he blazed to a scorching 8 kilometer time of 23:43.53.
Photos from the 2004 Mt. Carmel Invitational held on the New Orleans Lakefront.
Can John Horst of Christiansburg bring another Bristol Cross title to the State of Virginia? You can rest assured that the #1 ranked AA runner in the State will give it his all. On Wednesday for a warm-up, Horst cruised to a first place finish at the River Ridge District Preview Meet. Last year his former teammates took first in the boys and girls large school division. Two-time Bristol Cross champion Kirsten Hagen set the course record as she cruised to the finish in 18:29.00. Justin Hatch won with a time of 16:07 on the 3 mile Steele Creek Course. In 2000, Bill Meador of Cave Spring took the honors, and in 2001 Fleet Hower of Marion took the top prize. The strong Christiansburg
Deserving athletes for this week's MileStat.com AOW are Midlothian senior Amanda Patterson and Chantilly junior Brad Siragusa.
The College of William & Mary women will be making one of their first trips to the Paul Short Run in recent history as they headline a group of Virginia schools competing in the competitive collegiate meet. Paul Short also will be the highly anticipated debut race of University of Richmond freshmen Caitlyn Chock. The women\'s programs from Christopher Newport University, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, and the University of Richmond will also be in racing action at Paul Short.
Some of Virginia\'s best collegiate programs in cross country will be venturing to compete in the Lehigh University hosted Paul Short Invitational in one of the Mid-Atlantic\'s most competitive collegiate meets. Christopher Newport University, The College of William & Mary, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, University of Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University round out a large contingent of Virginia schools competing at Paul Short. In particular, William & Mary and Christopher Newport will be using this meet to prove their claims to be ranked in their respective top 25 national rankings.
Pre-season AA #1 ranked individual Pat Eggleston of Brentsville will be making his senior season debut after missing the first few meets due to injury at the Wendy\'s Invitationl in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Brentsville boys and girls will try their luck at the fast McAlpine Park 5K course in traditionally one of the better meets in the South. Currently, the Brentsville boys and girls have aspirations for strong finishes in this November\'s Group AA State race.
The Wendy\'s Cross Country Invitational is taking place this Saturday at McAlpine Park in Charlotte. McAlpine Park is also the host facility of the Footlocker South Regional Meet, that is set for Nov. 27.
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Wednesday night\'s events at Harmony High School, photos by Nick Sullivan.
Joe Fierova, chief photographer for scrunners.com was onsite at the Sparkle City Invitational held on the property of Dorman High School. Nine photographs are now online from the awards ceremony.
Photos from the Yellow Jacket Inv.
According to the Great American XC Festival, previously ranked Gwynedd-Mercy Academy has decided that a key injury would not help their cause if they competed at the meet on10/2 in North Carolina. They'll hope to recover sufficiently to show well at the 10/9 Eastern States meet at Van Cortlandt Park in NYC.
The Glenelg girls and boys swept the Brunswick Invite held on Saturday the 18th.
A look at the top individual boys in the Race of Champions at Saturday\'s flrunners.com Invitational 5.
The 2nd annual Manchester Track and Field Jumping/Throwing Clinic will be hosted on Saturday, November 20th, 2004 at Manchester High School in Midlothian, Virginia. This year\'s clinic will feature Kelly Cox, the women\'s head track coach at James Madison University.
Preview of the 12th Carlisle Invitational features the NE#2 team Cedar Cliff boys, and the NE#3 St. Basil Academy (District 1 AA), along with top District 3 schools, including Chambersburg and Cedar Cliff, along with a top District 11 school, Parkland.
In the latest NCAA National Cross Country Rankings, the University of Virginia women (Division I), William & Mary women (Division I), and Christopher Newport University men (Division III) received nationals votes as all three squads are sitting just outside of top 25 national rankings. Meanwhile, the University of Virginia men and College of William & Mary men are ranked second and third respectively in the latest NCAA Division I Southeast Regional rankings.
James Madison junior Shannon Saunders (Forest, Va./Jefferson Forest) has been named the Colonial Athletic Association women\'s cross country Runner of the Week for the week ending Sept. 19. Saunders finished 27 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor to win the JMU Women\'s Cross Country Invitational on Sept. 18.
William & Mary men\'s cross country distance ace Jeff Hedley (Virginia Beach, VA) has been named the CAA Co-Runner of the Week, the conference office announced today. The honor comes after the senior led the Tribe\'s victory at Virginia\'s Lou Onesty Invitational this Saturday with his fourth-place performance. Hedley clocked a 25:09.4 over the wet 8,000m course, leading five Tribe harriers in the top-15, to secure the College a four-point win over runner-up Ohio State.
Rankings of runners after week 5. We will start expanding the rankings to other counties after this week.
Anyone who witnessed the race will never forget it. The heroic battle in our 2002 flrunners.com Invitational as Ryan Deak and Ryder Leary took it to the matresses in the final meters.
Meet Preview of this weekend\'s (9/22/04) Yellow Jacket Invitational including entrants, seeds, past champions, and all-time record lists.
The AA races were the fastest of the day. Jeff Weiss of McGuffey, toasted the competition by nearly a minute, going an amazing 16:05 considering the conditions. Neshannock\'s Kacey Gibson, a frosh, went 20:24 to win individual honors in AA. A frosh also won the AAA girls race.
This past weekend, Clemson hosted their annual invitational, held on campus. The girls ran a 5K. This meet counted twice for South Carolina teams. The NCAA counts the Clemson Invite as an actual meet, and then takes the teams from South Carolina and scores them as a smaller meet.
The large school and small school divisions were combined into one boys and one girls race because of the Tropical Story Ivan conditions. And the same small school won both.
Allentown Central Catholic isn't skipping too many beats, to absolutely no ones surprise.
The Unionville girls took their A team to the Hereford Invitational in Maryland, and put five scorers in the top 12 in the Elite race for just 44 points.
9/18-Council Rock North rolls over LaSalle & NE#7 Chaminade-Henderson girls take Gwynedd @ Briarwood
NE#7 Chaminade came into PA with high hopes, and left with a 3rd place behind a very strong Council Rock North squad and just five up on LaSalle. Just three points separated Eleanor Roosevelt MD from both West Chester Henderson and Gwynedd Mercy. Great Valley girls Unionville boys take DII races, while the St. Hubert\'s girls and Ridgewood NJ boys take the DI crowns.
Part 2 of photos taken by Paul Beardmore of collegiate racing action at the JMU Open held at New Market Battlefield in New Market, Virginia. 37 photos of 76 total.
Part 1 of photos taken by Paul Beardmore of collegiate racing action at the JMU Open held at New Market Battlefield in New Market, Virginia. 39 photos of 76 total.
The Washington and Lee men
The Oakton Girls Cross Country squad remained unbeaten in 2004 with a win in the seeded division at the Lake Fairfax Invitational hosted by Oakton on Saturday, September 18, 2004 at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, VA. 40 schools competed in the meet held on one of the most challenging courses on the East coast. The course was modified as a result of heavy rain from Hurricane Ivan.
30 Shots by Sean Sullivan.
In one of the most competitive in-state meets that will be held this season, the William & Mary men and University of Virginia respectively won team titles at the Lou Onesty Invitiational, while the two race winners were two very talented freshmen. The University of Virginia hosted meet was held at a wet and slippery Panorama Farms course as the recent rainy weather slowed times in today's race.
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Photos from the 2004 Epicopal Round Table Run hosted by Episcopal Highschool.
The James Madison University men\'s and women\'s cross country teams rolled to victories at their team hosted JMU Open Invitational, held at the New Market Battlefield. The Dukes were led by race winners C.W. Moran (25:41 8K) and Shannon Saunders (18:54 5K).
The Thomas Jefferson boys ventured to the state of Delaware to compete in the Lake Forest Invitational as they went up against a strong contigent of schools from several Mid-Atlantic states that included SE #10 ranked Salesianum of Delaware.
Bull Run once again had to share the spotlight with the remnants of a hurricane. Here is a quick recap of the morning events.
The 2004 Clemson Invitational took place on Sept. 18. The day\'s events consisted of two collegiate races and high school races. 10 photographs are now online for viewing only.
Two of the state\'s best cross country teams this fall, the J.R. Tucker boys and Western Albemarle girls competed at the Woodberry Forest Invitational. Both squads blew by the competition en route to dominating team victories on a windy day on the challenging Woodberry Forest 5K course.
The Lake Braddock and Midlothian High School cross country squads did not come to Hawaii just to kick back on beautiful beaches with their feet in the sand and a cold drink in their hand. They also came to kick some butt at the Iolani Cross Country Invitational. Midlothian senior Amanda Patterson nearly came away with the individual race title as the race winner was decided in a dramatic finish.
Some great shots by Space Coast area photographer and Raider rooter Barry Jones.
98 photos from this morning\'s varsity races by Jason Byrne.
At last. After nearly three weeks of missed practices and cancelled meets, teams from Brevard and Volusia finally got a chance to race at the 2004 Rockledge Raider Classic.
Dyestat.com released NTN rankings today. Spring Valley High School, recently ranked 10th in the preseason poll, moved to eighth.
Oakton High School (Vienna, VA) will host the 6th Annual Lake Fairfax Invitational on Saturday, September 18, 2004 in Reston, VA. Heavy rain is predicted for the event which was cancelled last year due to a Hurricane Isabel. The course has been redesigned and offers many challenges including two creek crossings and multiple hills. 38 schools and over 1500 athletes are expected to participate in the invitational which begins at 9:00 a.m. with 9th grade races.
This is a concept that will surely add teams as word gets out. It\'s a great way to start the season with varying distances and a unique scoring system that keeps the race in doubt for awhile. But that aside, LaSalle absolutely took control on race 2 and won by over two minutes combined over Archbishop Carroll\'s boys. In the girls race, Cardinal O\'Hara was just over a minute better than St. Basil.
North Hills still has a front-runner, Josh Eddy, senior, who ran 15:52 at Schenley Oval to win by 13 seconds. North Hills captured the boys team title. North Allegheny won the girls race by 111 over Mount Lebanon thanks in large part to junior Kelly O'Brien, first in 19:18 and Michelle Diez, also a junior, 3rd in 19:34.
9/11-Holy Ghost Prep/Neshaminy boys, Christopher Dock/CR Rock North girls win divisons @ Mill Street
Holy Ghost Prep dominated Division II, taking four of the top five spots behind Steve Van Wert's 15:07 for 2.9 miles. Neshaminy won the Division I race. In the girls races, Christopher Dock won Division II behind Beth Lambright's 17:38. Alison Sikora paced Council Rock North to the Division I title.
Twin Valley boys and Conrad Weiser girls take Maroon & Gold Classic at Kutztown Univeristy.
A committee of the PIAA District 1 ruled yesterday that sophomore distance stand-out Liz Kearins is eligible to compete for Gwynedd-Mercy Academy. The vote was a resounding 18-1 with one abstention.
The Antonopoulos twins from York Suburban appear to have a strong team around them this year. Christina and Yianna went 1st and 3rd, with teammate and sophomore Emily Perina in 2nd. And District 1's Upper Darby boys came away with the team win, placing two in the top nine and all five scorers in the top 16.
The Sparkle City Invitational took place on Sept. 15 at Dorman High School. 12 photographs are now online for viewing only.
Decided to bring the MileStat.com Athletes of the Week. It has been since the 2002-2003 indoor season when we awarded our last AOW\'s. Kicking off the revival of the MileStat.com AOW is two deserving athletes who had dominating performances in their invitational wins this past weekend. These two athletes are seniors Melissa Dewey of Hayfield and Michael Chapa of J.R. Tucker.
The Brentsville Relays are still on for Saturday, September 18th. With the remants of Hurricane Ivan expected to be moving up the East Coast this weekend, some may have been concerned if the event will still be ran. Meet director, Rob Dulin, the Brentsville High School head cross country, says the event is still on rain or shine. The Brentsville Relays is a unique event because not only is it a rare relays cross country race, but is also run under the lights at night. If needed, please contact Coach Rob Dulin at 703-392-5461 or Dulinro@pwcs.edu
Heather Koziel, scrunners.com assistant college administrator recaped several college meets from the weekend of Sept. 11.
Schedule for the Briarwood Invitational @ Belmont Plateau, 9/18
Due to the pending warnings of flooding and high winds from Hurricane Ivan during the next few days, all games scheduled this weekend have been postponed by the Alabama High School Athletic Association, Executive Director Dan Washburn announced Wednesday.
OAKVILLE - Scottsboro swept the men
After many hours of research and contemplation, the teams have been seeded! This is by far the most competitive Florida race every assembled!
Westmont Hilltop\'s Frank Eanes won his second invitational in a row to lead his team to the win over Central Cambria. The Central Cambria girls returned the favor, tallying 51 points to hold off Forest Hills and Westmont Hilltop. And it was Sarah Strayer of Forest Hills who took top honors.
The big dot glowing on your radar screen is Unionville, and not just the girls' program, but the boys, too. Behind Katie Thaeder's 18:36, Unionville placed five in the top six for just 19 points. And the boys tallied 47 points behind the 15:48 by Colin Leak.
In the Red Division, Jed Christiansen lead his Greenville squad to a win over Fairview, while in the White division, Kyle Jones of Youngesville paced his team to victory. Christiansen went 15:28, while Jones ran 16:23. Nicole Smith goes 18:59 in girls Red Division as Quaker Valley wins team honors. Eisenhower captures White Division as Kasey Gibson, Neshannock, wins the race.
The Christopher Newport University men\'s cross country team received great news today. The first NCAA Division III rankings were released for the 2004 cross country season and they included the CNU men receiving 3 national votes. Last year\'s NCAA DIII South/Southeast Regional champion, Emory University (GA), was ranked just behind Christopher Newport with two votes. A promising sign for a young CNU squad, which is dominated primarily by sophomores and freshmen.
McGuffey senior Jeff Weiss zoomed solo for the individual win as the Norwin boys took the varsity race. West Virginia\'s Preston HS took team and the top two individual honors in the girls race.
William and Mary women
Jack Todd, meet director of the Eye Opener and employee at the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind (SCSDB) is heading to Athens for the Paralympic Games. Joining Todd in Athens is Royal Mitchell.
The Cypress Bay girls\' squad has been engergized by the addition of freshman sensation Emilie Amaro. She has won each of her two first cross country races, this weekend winning the FIU/Loudes Invitational in 17:58--the fastest time in the state thus far in the season.
Spanish River coach Rick Rothman is one of the winningest girls coaches of all time in Florida. Last year, the Sharks overcame losses to many of their top runners to win another state championship. Rothman hopes the team can this year pull out another proverbial rabbit from the hat.
The Lake Braddock and Midlothian boys and girls cross country teams dug deep in their pockets to afford a trip of a lifetime...to travel to the paradise islands of Hawaii. However, these two teams are not in Hawaii on vacation, they are flying out into the middle of the Pacific to compete in a cross country event.
The SCTCCCA released their first regular season poll today. The first two major meets took place the past two weekends. The state meet is set for Nov. 6 at Sandhills Research Center, changed from Fort Jackson\'s Hilton Field due to weather damage on the grounds.
Hoover senior Robert Bedsole led his Bucs teammates to a team victory over the Tennessee and Missouri state champion teams at the Memphis Twilight Invitational on Saturday.
Dulaney captures the boys and girls races going away as does Parker and Capone for the individual titles. Also the current Baltimore County Individual and Team Rankings after week 2.
The 2004 Coaches Classic took place on Sept. 11. The meet scheduled for Hilton Field at Fort Jackson took place at Sandhills Research Center in Columbia due to weather damage on the property of Fort Jackson. 24 photographs are now online for viewing from the meet.
As juniors, the Miller twins of Manheim Township should not be a surprise to anyone. But once again, they did. The Cedar Cliff guys delivered, and the Colt girls showed they\'re nearing the same level behind senior Janelle Young.
Photos from the 2004 West Felciana Relays.
The 15th annual Radford Fall Classic was held in spite of the flooding caused by Hurricane Francis. The normal starting and finishing area had been under water from flooding by the New River and was still a muddy mess the day of the race. However, the Radford officials did an outstanding job of pulling off this meet by making alternate plans on Thursday and completely changing the course. The changes created problems, but overall the meet was another huge success.
Parkland\'s girls beat Hatboro-Horsham, handing them their second consecutive loss of 2004. Council Rock North\'s boys best Parkland for title. Easton\'s Sam Luff and Freedom\'s Lauretta Dezubay cruise to wins.
Bay Shore NY came to the Spiked Shoe Invitational again, and dominated behind the 1st place finish of 2002 Foot Locker finalist Laura Cummings, and Scranton Prep took the Blue Division with 69 points. Maria Monks, Hazleton, won the girls Blue race in 19:29.
The Newport News Invitational showcased two of the state\'s best cross country runners in Woodside senior Derrick Robbins and Western Branch freshmen Aurora Scott. Robbins, a Group AAA state title favorite this fall, made easy work of the competition as he won in a time of 15:28. Scott showed that she can live up to all of the hype as she posted one of the fastest times ever recorded on the Newport News Park 5K course with a sizzling time of 18:09.
Traditionally a mid-week meet in early September, this year\'s Monroe Parker Invitational was held on a Saturday. One thing that has not changed about the Monroe Parker meet is that it gave a good indication of the exciting cross country that is ahead from the top teams and individuals in the Northern Region. Melissa Dewey, the Hayfield senior who is one of the favorites for this fall\'s Group AAA state cross country crown, scorched the Burke Lake 2.98 mile course in a 86 second margin win of 17:11 in her season opener.
166 Photos from the West Feliciana Relays sent in by Coach Smith.
Finally Central Florida was able to hold an invitational race this season! We have dozens of photos Edgewater Invite this morning at Forest City Elementary in Altamonte Springs.
2 Photos of the Girl\'s Varsity start from Hammond, Louisiana.
Several Virginia schools invaded Pennsylvania this past weekend and came home with some serious hardware on the hilly 8050 course. Leading the way was Christopher Newport University who placed their top 4 in the top 15 places to win the race in a score of 58 points. Leading the way for CNU was Cary Chaffee who posted a time of 26:43 to take runner-up honors in the field of 208 runners.
Michael Chapa and the J.R. Tucker made a opening statement to rest of their foes in Group AAA this fall. The state title runs through them. Chapa and his fellow Tigers manhandled the competition at the Great Meadows Invitational this past weekend.
While many of their Northern Region rivals competed at the Monroe Parker Invitational and other highly ranked state teams competed at various meets throughout the state, Oakton ventured north into Maryland to come away with both team titles at the Mount Saint Mary\'s Invitational. Both boys and girls\' teams solidified themselves as contenders for the AAA state team crowns with strong opening performances.
Three of the top ten teams in the Northeast will be putting everything on the course as they face each other in the Race of Champions at the Great American XC Festival 10/2, including US#20 Cedar Cliff. And NE#4 Gwynedd Mercy toes the line against NE#3 Hatboro-Horsham 9/18 at Briarwood, while Gwynedd faces unranked St. Basil, which upset Hatboroo 9/3 at the Wood Invite, on 10/2 in the Race of Champions at Great American.
Reigning CAA Champion William and Mary men
The James Madison University men
Frank Eanes is clearly the leader of the Westmont Hilltop team following the departure of David Mock to W&M. He didn\'t disappoint in his debut, going 16:14 to win comfortably. In the girls race, State College nipped Wellsboro by just seven points.
The University of South Carolina and track and field head coach Curtis Frye announced Wednesday the new addition of pole vault coach Rusty Shealy, of Cayce, SC.
Sophomore Luke Beevor won the individual race and helped his team to a meet title at the Mountaineer Open in Boone, N.C.
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The first big weekend of the season features this preview of the Baltimore County Championships later in the season. Bel Air of Harford County and area private schools will also be in attendance.
At the request of Ft. Jackson, because of damage done during a tornado, the 2004 Coaches Classic and State Championships will be run at the Clemson Sandhills Research Park in Columbia.
The Coastal Carolina University athletic department has announced the hiring of Jeff Jacobs as the new head men
Kate Niehaus, a junior at Spring Valley, state meet record holder and two time Footlocker finalist was interviewed by Ricky Quintana on the NSSF website earlier this week.
Unionville's program has been improving in recent years, and this year could be something special for both programs. The girls and boys both captured first in the two-runner, four x two-mile format at Oakbourne Park. The Unionville girls took the top three team spots, and the boys captured first and second.
Photos for the 2004 Bayou Boogie Classic hosted by Bishop Sullivan Highschool.
9/4-Blue Mountain wins both team titles, Tamaqua harriers get 2nd but two course records at Shamokin
Blue Mountain swept both team championships, with the boys taking Tamaqua by 24 points, and the girls narrowly escaping Tamaqua by just five points. But it was Tamaqua runners that set course records in each race.
With Hurricane Frances bearing down on Florida and weathermen doing the hurricane shuffle regarding its impact on the skies over Western Pennsylvania, many of the coaches and runners at the Gateway Invitational Cross Country Championships were understandably anxious about a possible repeat of the mud bowl that marked last year\'s race.
Cross Country in South Carolina is officially underway with the 21st Annual Eye Opener taking place on Sept. 4 in Spartanburg. 35 photographs our now online for viewing only from the meet.
It took one meet for a top PA team to face an upset. Two-time defending state AAA girls champs Hatboro-Horsham was beaten handily by St. Basil, and the Hatboro did win the boys\' race by just four points over a Greg Thomas-less Cardinal O\'Hara, tallying 64 points.. (Photo of girls varsity start by Al Cicchitti)
Led by the one-two punch of senior Tara Lenn and junior Mary Carlton Johnston, the Saint Paul\'s women placed all five scoring runners in the top 10 overall places for a score of just 27 points at the Wildcat Invitational in Pensacola, FL (9/4).
Photos from the 2004 Southern Miss Xc Invitational
Christopher Newport University opened up their season in impressive style placing as the top Division III school in both the men\'s and women\'s competition at the Seagull Opener.
Photos taken by Jon Leggett of the men\'s 8K race Seagull Opener held at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, Maryland. Competing in the meet from Virginia is the Christopher Newport University cross country team.
A couple wide-angle shots of the start at the Wesley Chapel meet on Tuesday.
The University of Richmond cross country teams opened the 2004 season by winning three of four duals at the Spider Alumni Open at St. Catherine's Fields in Richmond, Saturday morning.
The 14th annual Blue Demon Invitational, which was hosted by Christiansburg High School, has sent some strong messages regarding this year
Virginia Tech men's and women's cross country teams claimed first place in their season-opening meet, Festival in the Fields, at the Tech Cross Country Course today.
The Chancellor Invitational has become a tradition on Labor Day weekend except for last year when the calendar dictated that it be held the following week to accommodate four weeks of official cross country training. This year it returned to the holiday weekend with a total of twenty two team entries on tap to kick off the 2004 Cross Country season.
Look for two Big Spring runners, a freshman and a sophomore, at the front of any race they\'re in this seaon. And don\'t be surprised if Chambersburg\'s girls make a race of it at States this November 6th.
A quick update on the four races held in Baltimore County today involving all the teams. A complete listing of results will hopefully be available in the next day or so.
Photos from the 2004 Tulane XC Invitational @ Gretna City Park.
The Eye Opener starts the regular weekend season of cross country Saturday with collegiate and high school races scheduled to take place.
Former Virginia Tech and North Carolina State all-american Kristin Price, a graduate of Penn-Trafford high school, has joined the coaching staff at the University of Richmond.
LSU\'s XC team traveled to Albuquerque this past weekend to make it\'s season debut.
We will keep this page updated with what meets are on and what meets are canceled or postponed.
Txrunning interviewed one of the young stars in Texas. Natasha Klimas had an outstanding Cross Country season (5th at State) and a injury filled spring. Is Natasha back this year?
Spring Valley High School\'s boys\' cross country team is ranked 10th in the Nike Team Nationals (NTN) preseason southeast poll. The list was released on Aug. 20